HCAD 624: Foundations in Health Services Administration & Leadership
An overview of the structure and operation of patient care organizations with a focus on managing cost and quality. Students will learn how to manage relationships among patients, physicians, insurers, employers, and others in the industry.
HCAD 621: Healthcare Policies and Ethics
An overview of policy, regulations, and ethical issues impacting healthcare. Topics include privacy, regulatory compliance, ethical choices in patient care, and healthcare reform. Students will explore healthcare policy and the challenges that arise as the market responds to policy and change.
HCAD 627: Innovation and Trends in Healthcare
Introduces current trends and opportunities throughout the healthcare industry. Topics include the role of information technology, innovative approaches to delivery, and other components that influence patient care.
HCAD 632: Conflict Management in Healthcare Organizations
Examines the underlying sources of conflict in healthcare settings and presents specific theories and techniques of negotiating among and between medical professionals and administration. While collaboration is emphasized, the course also presents tactics for securing essential terms in bargaining and group facilitation skills for building consensus.
HCAD 644: The Healthcare Revenue Cycle and Payment Methodologies
An introduction to healthcare payment methodologies and revenue cycle operations. Students will explore how optimizing the revenue cycle enhances the patient experience and improves financial outcomes. Topics include how policy shapes healthcare payment, introduction to third party payers, history of reimbursement, revenue cycle components and its role in healthcare financing.
HCAD 656: Healthcare Informatics
An introduction to the field of healthcare analytics with emphasis on the application of statistical concepts, procedures, and tools to add value to healthcare leaders in making clinical and management decisions.
HCAD 681: Issues in Marketing Health Services
Discusses and applies the concepts of healthcare planning and marketing to healthcare delivery, assessment of community needs and resource planning in both ambulatory and clinical settings. Includes health services planning and trends, demand for and use of health services, research methods and sources of marketing and planning data.
HCAD 691: Healthcare Strategic Management
Addresses strategy formation, content, implementation, and performance in a variety of healthcare contexts including providers, plans, systems, suppliers, pharmaceuticals, and biotechs.
HCAD 647: Changing Trends in Healthcare Delivery Systems
This course examines trends and the use of technology influencing traditional healthcare delivery systems. Students explore newer financing and cost-sharing models as well as ways to promote entrepreneurship and innovative partnerships.